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G-BAR located in one of Ulsoor’s busy bylanes, comes as a pleasant surprise. Fairly wallet friendly, with an alfresco dining option (be prepared to ignore the sounds of intruding traffic though) and a chilled out indoor space with retro music to keep you entertained.
Room for fun

The decor matches the easy ambience of the space with exposed red brick walls, comfortable wooden seating and a prominent glass-top bar. The seating area outside is atop a raised platform that, combined with the top-to-floor glass entrance, creates an air of open space. Bright and cheery, the atmosphere is ideal for a catch-up session with friends.

Dig in
The menu is short and covers all the usual suspects — drinks to finger foods, burgers and steaks. They have a delightful variety of wings from the classic Buffalo option – smothered in a tangy sauce to crisp hot wings – doused with a layer of light flour batter and fried to juicy perfection. To wash them down, we sampled some of their well-made special cocktails like Blue sea (vodka, blue curacao liqueur and hints of lemon), the frozen Kiwi Margarita and an authentic Irish coffee made from a heady mix of Scotch, dark coffee and cream.

Moving on
Since burgers come well recommended here, we started with the Mexican burger — seasoned with jalapenos, chilli flakes and cilantro. Then a Thai burger with hints of lemon grass and thai spices and the Juicy Cheesy burger — beef stuffed with cheese. Each one had a distinctly different taste that we quite enjoyed. We especially liked the smokey aftertaste reminiscent of a good old backyard barbecue, not so common in restaurants. The burgers are very filling and come with a generous side of fries in options of beef, chicken and lamb.

Sweet ending
While the dessert section offers all the regulars from blueberry cheesecake and chocolate mousse to a selection of ice-creams, we decided to sample the house special, tiramisu. A pleasant balance of bitter and just the right amount of sweet, its creamy blend of powdered coffee and moist sponge scored all the right points.
Rs600. At Kensington Point, Ulsoor. Details: 40977011

—Avinash Kumai

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